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Braskem America becomes Operation Clean Sweep blue member

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Braskem has become an Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) blue member.

Operation Clean Sweep is a joint stewardship programme administered by the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Plastics Division and the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS). In 2018, Braskem committed to adopting best practices around pellet, flake, and powder control at all of its industrial sites, including becoming OCS blue members by end of 2020. This is a significant and meaningful recognition for Braskem since OCS blue membership is the highest level of participation in the Operation Clean Sweep programme and includes a group of distinguished companies globally that are committed to enhanced actions around pellet, flake, and powder control, reporting, training, and engaging externally on OCS best practices with partners throughout the value chain.

Geoffrey Inch, Braskem's North America Sustainability Director, stated: "Braskem is strengthening its practices and implementing best-in-class materials handling solutions at each of our manufacturing sites, as well as our Innovation & Technology Center. We are building on our culture of continuous improvement as we work toward our objective of zero pellet, flake, and powder loss across our operations. Environmental stewardship is a core part of Braskem's sustainable development strategy, and Braskem is motivated to do our part to prevent leakage within the supply chain and help ensure plastic is contained, reused or disposed of properly."

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